Illinois Sweeps Weekly Men's Gymnastics Accolades

Illinois' C.J. Maestas has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

March 5, 2012

Gymnast of the Week
Paul Ruggeri, Illinois
Sr. – Manlius, N.Y. – Fayetteville Manlius 

  • Finished first in the all-around and won two event titles to lead No. 3 Illinois past No. 5 Ohio State
  • Scored an 88.100 in the all-around, winning titles on the high bar (15.800) and vault (15.400) in the process
  • Finished second in the floor exercise (15.100) and fifth on the parallel bars (14.200)
  • Collects the 10th Big Ten Gymnast of the Week Award of his career and his third this season
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Paul Ruggeri (Feb. 6, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
C.J. Maestas, Illinois
Corrales, N.M. – Cibola 

  • Reeled in two event titles and took second place in the all-around to help No.3 Illinois defeat No. 5 Ohio State
  • Won the pommel horse (15.300) and still rings (15.300) titles, also earning top-four finishes on the parallel bars (third, 14.600) and floor exercise (fourth, 14.400)
  • Scored an 85.200 in the all-around
  • Takes home his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: C.J. Maestas (Feb. 20, 2012)

2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 16
G: Scott Rosenthal, Jr., PSU
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
Jan. 23
G: C.J. Maestas, Fr., ILL
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
Jan. 30
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
F: Craig Hernandez, PSU
Feb. 6
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
G: Sam Mikulak, So., MICH
F: Adrian de los Angeles, MICH
Feb. 13
G: Zack Chase, So., MINN
G: Felix Aronovich, Jr., PSU
F: Tristan Duverglas, PSU
Feb. 20
G: Sam Mikulak, So., MICH
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
Feb. 27
G: Scott Rosenthal, Jr., PSU
F: Tristan Duverglas, PSU
March 5
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL